Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 134, No. 2, February

Aid Starting to Reach Kenya: Churches Appeal for Food, Other Essentials
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Nairobi Kenyan churches have joined in an effort to provide humanitarian assistance for hundreds of thousands of people displaced after violent unrest erupted in parts of the East African country following a disputed...
Bishop Reflects on First Year: Non-Stipendiary Clergy Are a Concern
Bishop Mark MacDonald said the welcome that he has received as the Anglican Church of Canada's first national indigenous bishop has bee "phenomenal," with communities--both native and non-native--"expressing goodwill" towards his role as well as the...
Buddhist Monks' Revolt among Top News Stories
STAFF Religion's role in the 2008 U.S. presidential election topped the list of religion news stories of the year, according to the Westerville, Ohio-based Religion Newswriters Association. A poll of America's leading religion writers selected...
Churches Condemn Killing
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Thrissur, India Churches in Pakistan have condemned the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto while appealing for international help in eradicating terrorism in their country. "We earnestly appeal...
Churches Sing a New Song Unto the Lord: Today's Worship Features Jazz and African Drums
Music and the church have been locked in a passionate embrace for centuries, with the Anglican tradition providing a particularly rich heritage. Canadian Anglicans have a rather conservative image when it comes to music, with many people thinking that...
Essentials Not the Sole Authors of This Schism
WINSTON CHURCHILL famously said, "History will be kind to me ... because I will write it." Schism is now a reality in the Anglican Church of Canada. The question is: who will write the history of this time? The Essentials Network, a conservative...
'Far More Draws Us Together'
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the primate (national archbishop) of the Anglican Church of Canada, has urged Canadian Anglicans to remember that while there is "great tension" in the church over issues of sexuality, "there is far more that draws us together...
How-To Tips on Caring for Ourselves, Our Parishes
Faith and Fitness Diet and Exercise for a Better World by Tom P. Hafer (Augsburg Fortress, 2007), 143 pages, ISBN 9780806653310 Making the News by John Longhurst (Novalis, 2006), 120 pages, ISBN 2895077142 ParishWorks Tips and...
Jerusalem Bishop Opposes 'Divisive' Meeting
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Jerusalem/London The Anglican bishop of Jerusalem said he has not been informed of a Holy Land meeting planned for June by a group that opposes some Anglicans over their tolerance of homosexuality, adding that he...
Priest Prayed Rosary 15-20 Times Daily: Oldest Chinese Cleric Died in His Sleep at 110
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Hong Kong Trappist priest Rev. Nicholas Kao Se-Tsien, Hong Kong's oldest man, who recited the rosary devotion 15 times a day for world peace every day from 1932, has died at the age of 110. Father Kao was a member...
Priest Retires from 'Ministry of the Edge': Ottawa Cleric Was Persistent about Blessings Issue
About 14 years ago, his health declining due to HIV, Ron Chaplin decided to return after many years of absence to St. John the Evangelist, a downtown church located on Ottawa's busy Elgin Street. "My expectations were modest. I was looking for a...
Primate Clarifies Canadian Situation: Letter Intended to 'Dispel Rumour'
Saying that he hoped to "dispel rumour or misunderstanding," Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has written to his fellow leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion explaining the developments around the blessing...
Province Pulls Clergy Licence from Rebel Bishop in Zimbabwe
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Harare The Church of the Province of Central Africa has revoked the clergy licence of Zimbabwean bishop Nolbert Kunonga, following his decision to pull the Anglican diocese of Harare out of the regional division...
Quebec Issues 'Final Statement' on Finances
STAFF No irregularities were found and no write-offs were' made in connection with the accounting of the diocese of Quebec's Church Society funds, according to the president of its central board, Archbishop Bruce Stavert, who issued what was described...
School Nurse's Diary an Archival Treasure
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "The children have lost their fear of the infirmary now and sometimes will come up to have the tiniest scratch attended to. It is amusing to see how some of the kiddies act when they do come. They will just point to the part...
Shelter Program Still Growing: Churches Join Forces to Provide Food and Warmth
Anglicans and Roman Catholics in Kamloops, B.C., have banded together to provide shelter for homeless friends and neighbours at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in the city's downtown core. Last winter, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Conference of the...
Truth Commission 'Needs To' Hear from Churches: Denominations Also Affected by Schools' Legacy
It is important for churches to "be on the record" about the role that they played in the residential schools and what they have done to facilitate healing and reconciliation with aboriginal people who were affected by that legacy, said an official...
'Walking School Bus' Idea Wins Parish Green Award
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL London The first parish in England to be named the Green Church of the Year took steps to reduce its carbon footprint 18 months ago with a "walking school bus" scheme for adults to walk children to school rather...
Will the Church Be Proud of Its Conduct in Latest Crisis?
GRACE. PATIENCE. Charity. Generosity. Leaders, clergy and lay members of the Anglican Church of Canada will need all of these virtues in the coming months. The commentary on p. 5 and more than half of the letters to the editor in recent months (and...
Youth Urged to Pray for Church Unity
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Geneva The leader of the Taize community urged tens of thousands of young Christians from Europe who gathered here at the New Year to organize "vigils of reconciliation" for unity between churches that are divided...